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December 2023• No 23/24 • 75th Year of Publication •Original Pressetexte aus britischen und US-amerikanischen Medien€ 6,00 [d]Sprachtraining • Landeskunde • Vokabelhilfen • ÜbungsmaterialIN FOCUSB2–C2• Opinion: Barbie’s Ken putsAndrew Tate in the shade| Photo: Getty ImagesMany workers who cameof age during the pandemic do notlike performance reviews. One possiblesolution is to change the word‘feedback’ to ‘feedforward’.Read more on page 11The U.S. Senate hasformalized a long-standing, butpreviously unofficial, requirementthat members show up to thechamber in business attire.Read more on page 22| Photo: Getty Images• Architecture: Lessons onrebuilding Ukraine fromrubblePages 2–3USA• Language: Is MiamiEnglish a dialect?• Politics: US politics’age problemPages 4–5BRITAIN• Society: Births in Englandand Wales dip to 20-year low• History: The last of theThames bargesPages 6/21OTHER TOPICS• Environment: Scorchedby wildfires, Maui’s banyantree sprouts fresh leaves• Germany: How theextreme right seized on themartial arts scene• Poverty: Campus foodpantries are seeing greaterdemand• Migration: The lastingimpact of Caribbeanmigration• Exhibition: DesignMuseum to chart history ofskateboardsPages 8/9/13/17/22Get thevocabulary trainer!www.phase6.de/wp/2423What is the two-state solutionfor Israelis and Palestinians?MIDDLE EASTA decades-old proposalis getting a fresh look inlight of the Israel–Gazawar.By Kelsey Ables andVictoria Bisset1 AS ISRAELpresses its bombardmentand ground invasionof Gaza in the aftermath of theOct. 7 Hamas attacks, some globalleaders are returning to a stalleddiplomatic effort from decadesago to possibly shape postwarpolicies: the two-state solution.2 The goal of a recognized Palestinianstate alongside Israel wasnoted by President Biden whilespeaking at the White House onOct. 25. “When this crisis is over,there has to be a vision of whatcomes next,” he said. “And in ourview, it has to be a two-state solution.”British Prime Minister RishiSunak discussed the “long-termgoal of a two-state solution” ona call with Israeli Prime MinisterBenjamin Netanyahu last week.The European Council in Octoberreaffirmed its commitment to a“lasting and sustainable peacebased on the two-state solution.”…3 Despite the public endorsements,some scholars say the twostatesolution is an increasinglyunlikely prospect.What is the two-state solution?4 The two-state solution envisionsa pair of territorially-distinctBill Clinton stands between former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (left) and PLO leader YasserArafat at the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993. | Photo: J. David Ake/AFP/Getty Imagesstates – one for Israelis and onefor Palestinians. The concept predatesthe creation of Israel in 1948,after the end of the British mandatefor Palestine. But outbreaksof violence and war blocked progressover the decades.5 In the U.S.-brokered OsloAccords signed in 1993, Israelaccepted the Palestine LiberationOrganization as the Palestinians’representation, whilethe PLO recognized Israel’s rightto a peaceful existence. The twosides agreed that the PalestinianAuthority would take governingresponsibilities in the West Bankand Gaza, creating some hope ofa road map toward two states. In2000, President Bill Clinton unsuccessfullyattempted to reacha deal with Israeli Prime MinisterEhud Barak and Palestinianleader Yasser Arafat at Camp David.Months later, clashes brokeout after an Israeli politician’svisit to a Jerusalem site veneratedby both Jews and Muslims. APalestinian intifada, or uprising,gripped the region for years.6 “There’s been zero steps forwardsince then, actually,” saidGilbert Achcar, a professor ofdevelopment studies and internationalrelations at SOAS Universityof London, “and the situationhas only deteriorated.”What are the challenges?7 Visions for a Palestinian stateusually include Gaza and much ofthe West Bank, with land swapsthat would make up for Israelisettlements in the West Bank.Most international backers of thetwo-state solution favor returningIsrael to the borders that ithad before territory annexationsafter the 1967 war, according tothe Council on Foreign Relations.Continued on page 12Die Nr.1 unter den Vokabeltrainern.€7,00 [a,f] CHF10,80 [ch]0 – 3 TWO-STATE SOLUTIONZwei-Staaten-Lösung — to press forcieren — ground invasionBodenoffensive — in the aftermath imZuge — stalled ins Stocken geraten — postwarNachkriegs- — to reaffirm erneut bekräftigen —commitment Engagement — sustainable tragfähig— endorsement Unterstützung — scholarWissenschaftler(in)4 – 6 to envision vorsehen; s.w.u. s. vorstellen— distinct eigenständig — to predate älter seinals — to broker vermitteln; aushandeln — accordAbkommen — Palestine Liberation OrganizationPalästinensische Befreiungsorganisation —Palestinian Authority Palästinensische Autonomiebehörde— West Bank Westjordanland — tovenerate verehren — uprising Aufstand — to deteriorates. verschlechtern7 land swap Gebietstausch — to make up forausgleichen — settlement Siedlung — backerBefürworter(in); s.w.u. to back unterstützen — annexationAnnektierung; s.w.u. to annex

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